Meet Chanda

Health and Wellness Practioner and Researcher


Chanda Williams, MA, C-IAYT, RYT E-500, has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in integrative health. Chanda is a predoctoral research fellow and doctoral candidate in somatic depth psychology. She is conducting a qualitative, post-hoc study that seeks to increase the understanding and explore the long-term impact of trauma-informed, mindfulness-based yoga therapy for incarcerated populations. Additionally, Chanda is collaborating with UCSF faculty to examine the current uptake and acceptability of integrative oncology practices and complementary therapies (e.g., diet, exercise, yoga, and supplements) among Black individuals with cancer. 

The primary focus of Chanda‚Äôs research interest lies in the field of integrative health and health disparities research, specifically the evaluation of the clinical effectiveness and psychophysiological mechanisms underlying the practice of yoga and meditation for marginalized, underserved, and under-resourced populations. These behavioral techniques include breathing exercises, physical postures, and mindfulness meditation. These techniques are effective for many disorders with a psychosomatic component exacerbated by stress. 

Would you like to learn more about how private yoga therapy can enhance your health? Contact Chanda today and take the first step to a greater sense of well-being. 

Photo of Chanda, a Black woman with curly dark brown hair

 

 

 

Dedication to You


My goal is to help you feel better in your body, gain greater clarity, develop deeper inner awareness, and move toward empowered action in your choices. 

Evidence-Based, Rooted in Tradition


My evidence-based, scientifically proven interventions are demonstrated by research to effectively address various psychological and mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and trauma. 

Focus on Wellness


What makes you come alive? Yoga therapy is a healing intervention that is powerful and transformative. We will focus on connecting mind, body, and spirit in each session so you can be fully present and engaged in your life.